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lamotrigine (generic name)

(la MOE tri jeen): A triazine anticonvulsant - It is used to control seizures in adults and children with epilepsy and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
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Lamotrigine Oral tablet, Lamotrigine Oral tablet

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • blurred, or double vision
  • difficulty walking or controlling muscle movements
  • fever
  • painful sores in the mouth, eyes, or nose
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • severe muscle pain
  • swollen lymph glands
  • uncontrollable eye movements
  • unusual bruising or bleeding
  • unusually weak or tired
  • worsening of mood, thoughts or actions of suicide or dying
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea, or constipation
  • difficulty sleeping
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • tremors

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated

July 09, 2009

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